As I started creating YouTube Woodworking Videos in my Woodworking shop I realized that my shop lighting while very good for woodworking was NOT good for video work. I needed lighting that would be horizontal not vertical. That is in your face instead of overhead.
Details and History
I had purchased some umbrella type lighting for my still photography work. I had several 85W florescence bulbs which where equivalent to 350 watt classic style bulbs. I just needed some fixtures!
My First attempt was a 3 bulb version of this light, that was installed to over my table saw to provide a general video type light for my workbench. This is the 2nd light or version two. I used the lessons learned and measurements from the 1st and
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Tools, Materials and Supplies
Electrical Wire – Home depot 100ft 16g extension cord
Note: I needed 16g wire for 2 lights, long runs to switch box. This was the cheapest way to purchase 16g wire.
Home Depot: White Marker Board (Common: 3/16 in. x 2 ft. x 4 ft.)
Store pickup only
Lowes: Two wire utility light socket
NOTE: Check the size of this. The 1 ½” hole diameter may vary depending on brand.